Resistant potatoes offer 80% reduction in chemical control

Researchers genetically modify potato varieties with genes from wild potato plants to create resistance to pathogen and reduce chemical applications.

A research project (known as DuRPh) on developing potatoes with sustainable resistance against phytophthora via genetic modification with genes from wild potato varieties and good resistance management has concluded with a scientific publication on the research results. Scientists with Wageningen University & Research in the Netherlands indicated that their approach was successful in developing potato plants that require 80% less chemical control.

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